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Definition of Ready

Roundtable discussion on Definition of Ready, what is it? What's usually in the definition? Who is using it? Is it working for you?

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  • Will W.

    Excellent! David Koontz knows how to share ideas and make the expereince a true learning activity.

    May 13, 2012

  • David K.

    DoR after Sprint Planning -but- before starting to work on the stories. Implying that during planning we could get the stories up to the DoR test. And apply the DoR as an acceptance criteria of the planning meeting.
    YES, that works also. One might need to specify which point in the Scrum process one would apply the DoR to have it better understood by the team.
    See even old dogs can learn new tricks :^{)}

    May 13, 2012

  • David K.

    As a foot note: Let me say that I learned something new this night. I've played this game many times, and learn something every time. Here's one thing I learned:

    The definition of ready (DoR) may be interpreted to apply in a Scrum process at multiple places. YEAH! news to me - but listen to this logic - it works. One could apply the DoR as a test of a Product Backlog Item BEFORE sprint planning. This is my mind set. But it was expanded ... One could ALSO apply the DoR after planning

    May 13, 2012

  • Mike M.

    I enjoied it greatly and it couldn't have been more timely. The discussion and exercise will / has help me address one of my biggest pain points where I work. Let's just say I felt better when I left Sabre than when I arrived.

    May 11, 2012

  • David K.

    I'm as Ready as I'll ever be. Let's do it again some time ;^{)}

    May 10, 2012

  • Ryan C.

    That was an awesome exercise. Will definitely take it back to my team.

    May 10, 2012

  • Travis M.

    I found this meetup to be very educational. The topic of discussion and subsequent exercise were interesting, and I certainly see it being useful knowledge going forward.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information I can use with my team right now!

    May 10, 2012

  • John C.

    This was a great meetup! The exercise was such a creative way of teaching the concepts without having to really teach anything. I just got it.

    May 10, 2012

  • David H.

    This was my first meeting, I didn't know what to expect. The exercise was useful for causing the groups to discuss what assumptions they had when certain factors were presented as candidates for making it into the definition of ready.

    May 10, 2012

  • William "RED" D.

    Great and unique presentation!

    May 10, 2012

  • Lance D.

    Very well organized, a good exercise to get us out of our chairs and having great conversations, I actually think there were plenty of folks who benefitted from side conversations as well.

    May 10, 2012

  • David K.

    If you want a preview of tonight's discussion & exercise look here:
    http://agilecomplexificationinverter.blogspot.com/2011/09/exercise-definition-of-done.html

    There are also some PDF for the Facilitator's Guide; the 2 exercise to do with your teams: Definition of Done; Definition of Ready. We will do a variation of Definition of Ready tonight - if that's what the group wants to do...

    May 9, 2012

  • David K.

    May 8, 2012

  • David K.

    At 6:30pm or 7pm there will be an empty parking garage, and the surface parking lot beyond the garage will also be nearly empty - park where ever you want. Walk up the breeze way to the building on your RIGHT (Bldg A or 3150).

    Note for locals - the "south gate" on Kirkwood is blocked by a closed gate. Go to Hwy 114 and in the north gate.

    May 8, 2012

  • Lance D.

    If you need directions or need information on where to park, see this diagram. It is from our last meeting there. Remember we are in building A this time around: http://dfwscrum.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/sabremap-copy.pdf

    May 8, 2012

  • David K.

    If you looking for some light reading on the topic try:
    The Dangers of Not Being Done, Or Ready For That Matter
    http://scrum.jeffsutherland.com/2012/02/on-march-9-jeff-will-be-giving-webinar.html

    Slide deck: Going form Good to Great
    http://agile2009.org/files/session_pdfs/Going%20from%20Good%20to%20Great%20with%20Scrum%20Session.PDF

    May 7, 2012

  • David K.

    Sabre will buy the PIZZA so if you are NOT coming please UN-rsvp if you are not going to make it.

    May 7, 2012

  • Charles Gary M.

    I'm working with some C-types this coming week, and I'm obliged to attend afterhours "planning," as it were. So I'm going to miss this. I'm sad, because David K is great! Take notes for me!

    May 6, 2012

  • David Koontz changed the date and time to Wednesday, May 09, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    April 22, 2012

  • David Koontz changed the location to Sabre Holdings

    April 22, 2012

  • David K.

    A great topic, I'd like to offer to lead a group exercise in defining Ready & Done - Here's a blog post about it:
    http://agilecomplexificationinverter.blogspot.com/2011/09/exercise-definition-of-done.html

    April 22, 2012

  • Michael A.

    Ah, you're looking at from that perspective. This is great thing to think about. IMHO, a lot of the POs I've encountered here in DFW are not formally trained, so they have a lot of learning still to do. Which leaves us (Scrum Masters)/coaches to teach them along with the team to recognize when a story is Ready for consumption.

    March 29, 2012

  • William "RED" D.

    There is a lot of evidence that teams excel when they have well defined stories. However, some product owners don?t really write good stories or understand the negative impact this has on the teams. There seems to be a growing movement to define a ?Definition of Ready? (similar to the ?Definition of Done?): how do you know a story to be considered ready for the team?s consumption? I?m curious to see if folks in DFW are doing this and how.

    March 29, 2012

  • Michael A.

    Red, with this question are you trying to differentiate between "Ready" and "Done?" If so, what do you see as the difference?

    March 28, 2012

  • Lance D.

    Sounds interesting Red. April we have Ward, let' see if we can't do this for May?

    March 27, 2012

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